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45 min ago | Star Tribune

Theater: The pageantry of love and truth

"The White Snake" uses pageantry and ritual to illuminate an old Chinese story about identity, harsh religion and the bonds of love. Amy Kim Waschke portrays White Snake, a magical creature who takes human form in an ancient Chinese fable adapted by Mary Zimmerman, now at the Guthrie.


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5 hrs ago | Brandon Sun

Canadian Press reporters reflect on wrapped Toronto International Film Festival

The Toronto International Film Festival wrapped Sunday after 11 days of movie mayhem. While no film was touted as an Oscar lock, there was plenty of satisfying cinema on offer.


Related Topix: Drama Movies, Hawking, Biography Movies, Benedict Cumberbatch, Celebrities, Richard Gere, New York, North Yorkshire County, England, World News, East Riding of Yorkshire County, England, United Kingdom, Arts

9 hrs ago | The Capital-Journal

Small towns seeing movie theater revival

In an era where watching movies is as easy as logging onto the Internet or making a selection from a supermarket display, small communities across Kansas are reviving old theaters to give residents a place to socialize while taking in the latest flick. Community-owned theaters have popped up Larned, Tribune, Marysville, St. Francis and many other rural towns, filling a void created over the past several decades as many of the theaters fell victim to multiplex theaters were built in surrounding communities.


Related Topix: Arts, Kansas, Larned, KS, Tribune, KS

13 hrs ago |

TheaterWorks Presents Sharr White's ANNAPURNA,

ANNAPURNA by award-winning playwright Sharr White , is a funny and surprising exploration of love and loss. After twenty years apart, Emma tracks down her ex-husband, cowboy poet Ulysses to a trailer park in the wilds of Colorado.


Related Topix: Comedy, That '70s Show, Entertainment, Television, All My Children, Soap Opera, Drama, Arts

17 hrs ago | The WSU Signpost

Theater and visual arts at WSU prepare for fall

Mathew Choberka, chair of the Department of Visual and Graphic Art and Design, submitted his painting "No Re-entry" to the Biannual Faculty Exhibition. The first event is the Biennial Faculty Exhibition for the WSU Department of Visual Art and Design , happening now.


Related Topix: Arts, Painting, Medicine, Cancer, Health

Sat Sep 13, 2014

Hampton Roads Daily Press

A once glorious theater row

There's one generation left that remembers theater row four chunky blocks of old Washington Avenue that witnessed the rise, and pornographic fall, of seven movie theaters in the 20th century: the Academy of Music, the Paramount, the Olympic, the James, the Palace, the Rialto and the Warwick. Once a rising middle class' destination for an opulent night out, the area along Washington Avenue is currently mapped with parking lots, ship yard housing and a Subway restaurant.


Related Topix: Arts, Christopher Newport University, Newport News, VA


"A Little Chaos" sees Alan Rickman's return to director's chair

"A Little Chaos," may be a film about the building of the gardens of Versailles set in 1682, but director Alan Rickman wants audiences to know that he does not view it as a period piece. Rather, the movie - which will have its world premiere as the closing gala of the Toronto International Film Festival on Saturday - is about the character of Sabine De Barra, a woman trying to navigate a man's world as she comes to grips with her own personal losses.


Related Topix: The Winter Guest, Drama Movies, Arts

Silicon Alley Insider

Film festivals fire starting gun on Oscars race

Hollywood's annual awards season may be months away yet, but for many the race for Oscars gold has already started, with strong contenders emerging from key film festivals this month. While it is too early to talk of frontrunners -- unlike last year when "12 Years a Slave" established itself early in awards season -- several movies and actors are already generating buzz in Tinseltown.


Related Topix: Oscars, Comedy, The Daily Show, Entertainment, Television, Benedict Cumberbatch, Music!, Walk the Line, Drama Movies, Biography Movies, Celebrities, Reese Witherspoon, Arts

KHQ-TV Spokane

'Z Nation' has star-studded premiere at Garland Theater

On Friday night the cast and crew of SyFy's new zombie apocalypse show, 'Z Nation', had a party and special screening at the Garland Theater. The public was also invited to attend to watch the first episode on the big movie theater screen.


Related Topix: Arts, Spokane, WA


'Snowpiercer' Is Leading A Revolution In The Movie Industry, And It's Putting Hollywood To Shame

Producer Harvey Weinstein was criticized for trying to recut Korean sci-fi masterpiece "Snowpiercer," and he was accused of burying the film in retribution when director Boon Jong-ho refused to make changes. Shifting too quickly to VOD risks undermining box office sales and can antagonize theater owners, which is why distributors have traditionally waited as long as several months.


Related Topix: Snowpiercer, Arts

Blue Man Group is the perfect interactive theater in Las Vegas

Interactive art, comedy and thumping bass spell out the ingredients for a Blue Man Group show at the Monte Carlo in Las Vegas . This show production , a staple of Las Vegas for the last 10 years, debut in Vegas at the Luxor Casino.


Related Topix: Las Vegas, THQ, Blue Man Group, Video Games, Arts

Fri Sep 12, 2014

Bay Street Theater Announces Auditions for To Kill a Mockingbird

September 12, 2014 - Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce auditions for this November's Literature Live! production of TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, directed by Joe Minutillo. All rehearsals and performances will be held at the Bay Street Theatre in Sag Harbor, NY.


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Ethan Hawke 'Seymour' documentary is intimate port...

The interview was supposed to start, but pianist Seymour Bernstein was not quite ready. He held up his iPad to take one more picture of actor-director Ethan Hawke before he was satisfied.


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San Gabriel Valley Tribune

Wayne Brady stars in unique version of a Kiss Me, Katea at Pasadena Playhouse

When: 8 p.m. Tuesday-Friday; 4 and 8 p.m. Saturday; 2 and 7 p.m. Sunday, Tuesday through Oct. 12. Since Sheldon Epps took the helm as artistic director of the Pasadena Playhouse in 1997, the venue has slowly began taking more chances with its offerings. Today, the theater appeals to a wider audience with seasons that are a blend of topical productions and classics, many with a unique twist.


Related Topix: Game Show, Let's Make a Deal, Entertainment, Wayne Brady, Arts, Cole Porter, Jazz

Redmayne to Gyllenhaal, actors lead Toronto buzz

Among the 300-plus films premiering at the annual movie feast - the north star to much of Hollywood's fall season and the continent's largest film fest - there were, of course, many terrific movies and a theater's worth of fine filmmakers. But nothing captured the spotlight of this year's Toronto, which wraps up on Sunday, like the performances.


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Hudson Hub-Times

Open house includes performance of short play

Stow Players' annual open house on Sept. 7, which launches the theater's 61st anniversary, included a performance of "Telegram in a World of Smartphones," directed by Stow Players Bill Morgan and Pat Robertell-Hudson and written by Stow resident Brandi Eaton.


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Thu Sep 11, 2014

the Naked Magicians to Play Limited Run at Tommy Wind Theater this Fall

It's pure Sleight of Hand close-up magic mixed with a game of Strip Poker in a new Vegas show called The Naked Magicians. The intimate close-up magic show features world-class sleight of hand and manipulation artists Chris James from NBC's "Dracula" and two Royal Performances for the Queen of England, Jason Baney from "World's Greatest Magic" and "Viva Las Vegas"; and Andrew Gold enhersh, two-time winner of Magic Castle Parlour Magician of the Year.


Related Topix: Arts, Games, Poker, Card Game

Access Hollywood

Elisabeth Moss To Star In a The Heidi Chroniclesa

Producers said Thursday that the "Mad Men" star will play the lead in the portrait of a woman who takes a 20-year journey beginning in the late 1960s and changes her attitudes about herself, men and other women. The play will also star Emmy Award-nominee Jason Biggs of "Orange Is The New Black" and "American Pie" fame, Tony Award-nominee Bryce Pinkham from "A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder" and will feature Tracee Chimo, late of the play "Bad Jews."


Related Topix: Elisabeth Moss, Comedy Movies, Jason Biggs, Arts

Brandon Sun

Wheeldon's colorful, theatrical 'Alice in Wonderland' hits NY - in 9 tractor trailers

It takes nine - yes, nine - tractor-trailers to move all the sets and props for "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," a $2 million extravaganza that arrived in New York this week. No wonder its choreographer, Christopher Wheeldon, calls the production "my big girl."


Related Topix: Alice in Wonderland, Animation Movies, Comedy Movies, Family, Musical Movies, Canada, Arts, Dance, Ballet

Monterey County Herald

The circus is coming to towna "via movie theater

The live cinema event company BY Experience will broadcast the Big Apple Circus' new show "Metamorphosis" from New York via satellite to big screens across the U.S. and Canada on Nov. 8. The show, which will be held in a big top in Lincoln Center, features clowns, juggling, acrobatics, aerial trapeze and music. The show's acts use camels, ferrets, horses and trained shelter dogs, and officials boast that the show is so intimate that no one sits more than 50 feet from ringside - except this time, for those watching from a cinema.


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